What did we see in 2018? Man setting himself against God, and against truth and righteousness. Such men, according to Scripture, are without hope in this world. A world of despair.
We with our little ones live in such a world, facing a new year.
Without hope? In despair?
No! But with hope. Why?
Because our Christ Himself is a Man of War. Remember, He comes from a warrior line, David the warrior king.
It was exactly as such that the Old Testament prophets spoke of Him and the church looked for Him. Psalms 2 and 72 are cases in point (Psalter #’s 3 and 200). The great King who would crush His and the church’s enemies once and for all, and thus have the victory, the final victories that would usher in the Kingdom of righteousness and peace.
Lord, haste the Day, cried the Old Testament church. And He came!
—Read ‘Reflections as we await the coming year’ by Rev. Kenneth Koole in the upcoming January 1 issue of the Standard Bearer.